The 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio is right around the corner and the votes have been counted. Inside the NBA on TNT broke the news after receiving the starters from an independent firm, Ernst and Young, who counted and confirmed the votes. The team captains were also announced alongside the starters. Reserves for the game will be announced at a later time.
Sources: @NBAonTNT “Inside the NBA” crew will receive names of 2022 All-Star Game starters and team captains at 7pm ET tonight. Independent firm Ernst & Young tabulated votes and will have a representative in studio to deliver briefcase containing names of starters and captains.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 27, 2022
The Western Conference starters are Lebron James, Nikola Jokic, Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Curry, and Ja Morant. Lebron James was named the captain for the Western Conference in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.
The Eastern Conference starters are Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Trae Young, and DeMar DeRozan. Kevin Durant was named the captain for the Eastern Conference in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 28, 2022
Notably, the current NBA one seeds, the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat did not have a member of their team selected to be a starter for the game. The game will be played on Sunday, February 20th. We here at Def Pen Sports congratulate the players on their selection as starters for the game next month. When the reserves are announced we will also report on the selections.